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DEAR SANTA... (Letters to Santa) : We will have a special mailbox in the children’s room for your child to drop that important Santa letter.  These letters will go directly to the elves working way up at the North Pole who will take time to answer these letters.  The letter paper and mailbox will be ready beginning Friday, November 24. Letters may be mailed through Tuesday, December 5.

SANTA OPEN HOUSE : Santa Claus will be visiting the library during the Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Bring the entire family to see Santa, who will be available for photographs. In addition to the visit from Santa, visitors can write letters to Santa, create a holiday craft, and partake in refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.  Register beginning November 13.  The library staff and Santa hope to see you there.


AUTHOR VISIT : Come meet children’s author and illustrator Mike Artell at The Mary L. Cook Public Library on Tuesday, December 5 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm. Mike Artell is an award-winning author, illustrator, musician, and professional speaker.  Mr. Artell’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.  Please register for this program @ 513-897-4826. Mr. Artell’s visits are being sponsored by American Legion Post #615, The Waynesville’s Progressive Women’s Club, Clinton-Massie Board of Education, The Clinton-Massie PTO, Wayne Local Board of Education, The Waynesville PTO, and Books ’n’ More Bookstore of Wilmington.


NEW** - Drop In Storytimes:  Join us in the children's room for a few stories, finglerplays and laughs. These 20 minute drop-in story times are aimed at children ages 3 to 6, but all ages are accepted. The Monday evening drop-in session is from 6:15 to 6:35 pm and the Tuesday morning session is from 10:00 to 10:20 am. Any questions, please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila (513-897-4826).

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 15 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES are for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 am  or Thursdays from 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Registration is requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.

Toddler Laptime is for 2 year olds & their caregivers on Tuesdays, 6:45 - 7:10 pm - October 3 through November 7. Join us for stories, games, and many laughs. Required registration in person begins September 18. Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers.

Baby Bookworms is for children birth to 24 months, with their parent or a caregiver, on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 am. *Begins October 18, 2017. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions. If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels – Youth Services.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, November 21, from 4:00 – 4:45 pmRegistration is required. (CLASS FULL)

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, November 28 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required.  For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.